🔼The name Jalam: Summary
- Young Man, He Will Hide, He Will Be Hidden, In Him It Will Be Hidden
- From the verb עלם ('alam), to be hidden.
🔼The name Jalam in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jalam
The name Jalam comes from the verb עלם ('alam) and can be derived of any of the following:
The verb עלם ('alam) means to be hidden or concealed and noun תעלמה (ta'alumma) describes a hidden thing, but all this with an emphasis on a potential coming out rather than a hiding for, say, safety or mysteriousness.
Noun עלם ('elem) describes a young man, עלמה ('alma) a young woman, and עלומים ('alumim) youth(s) in general, which appears to appeal to the still "hidden" potential of youth. Likewise the noun עולם (olam), which means forever or everlasting, appears to refer to the potential of any present situation, which may realize when time is unlimited.
The name Jalam is any of the above made active: He Will Alam.
For a meaning of the name Jalam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with root alam II, and reads Young Man. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes relations with root alam I, and reads He Will Be Hid or He Will Hide. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate our name but lists it under root I.